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About Ludwick Nursery

We are a Hertfordshire County Council Maintained Nursery School registered for children aged 2-5 years old.

Ludwick is just over 70 years old and has been on its current site since 1986. We have extensive purpose built buildings and rich provision, set in lovely grounds, with plentiful access to outside learning. We offer a range of services and work closely with other providers to ensure that our children gain the best support possible during their time with us at the school.

We have an onsite Family Centre led by OneYMCA.

We are very proud of our four consecutive ‘outstanding’ Ofsted inspections which recognise our commitment to providing high quality early education.  At Ludwick we strive to provide a happy, stimulating environment for children to learn in. We believe children learn best through play and first-hand experiences and we aim to provide the children with many rich, learning opportunities. We see Ludwick as a community and we work in close partnership with families, to ensure everyone feels welcomed and valued.

We are able to take fee-paying and funded children from the term after their 2nd birthday. We offer part time and full time places, please contact the school office for further information and costs.

Applications can  be made at anytime throughout the year.

Ludwick Nursery School has a dedicated two year old group called Tree Tops, which offers free places for eligible 2 year olds .   Please contact us or check to find out if you are eligible.

This is an innovative group which makes a real difference by supporting both children and family within our Outstanding Nursery environment. Families are welcomed and encouraged to work in partnership with many opportunities for parents and staff to share children’s learning together and take part in special events.

There are two groups children can attend, a morning  or afternoon session term time only.

Morning Sessions are 8:45am – 11:45am Monday to Friday
Afternoon Sessions are 12:30pm – 3:30pm Monday to Friday

Our Nursery rooms provide the universal offer of 15 hours per week free early education for ALL  3-4 year olds in term time.

We offer 3 hours per day Monday to Friday in either the morning 8.45-11.45am  or afternoon 12.30-3.30pm.

For parents only wishing to access hours at Ludwick, we also have a limited number of fee paying places available. We encourage parents to book at least 2 sessions a week providing continuity to help children settle. All sessions are payable in advance. Sessions are offered on a first come first served basis and according to capacity.  Please call the school office if you would are interested in taking up a fee paying place. 

We also offer places for 30 hours Free Early Education for eligible working parents. These sessions are Monday to Friday 8.45-2.45pm with the option to purchase the remaining 45 minutes and finish at 3.30pm.  Check your eligibility here:

30 hours free childcare – GOV.UK (

For all children we have three intakes a year – September, January* and Easter* (*subject to places being available). Please apply directly to the school for a place. In year admissions are always welcome if we have capacity.

We hope our website will give you positive introduction to our wonderful nursery school. We welcome visits to the school, please contact the school office if you would like to come and meet us and see our wonderful provision.

We share our site with Squirrels day nursery who we work in partnership with.

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